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5 Tasty treats wrapped in bacon

Naomi de la Torre is freelance writer and stay-at-home-mom with two delightful boys, ages three and six. Naomi has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, is a self-proclaimed salsa diva, and can make a killer octopus ...

Wrapped in bacon

Bacon — it's so delicious that you can pretty much wrap anything inside it and get a smorgasbord of heaven on a toothpick. These recipes have been tried and tested by bacon worshippers around the world and are guaranteed to make you bow down to the Bacon Gods. And if you don't, you may want to check your taste buds — they might be broken.
1

Mexican bacon-wrapped shrimp

Mexican bacon-wrapped shrimp

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 12 large shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 12 toothpicks

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the lime zest, lime juice, oil and chili powder to make a paste. Coat the shrimp in the chili-lime mixture on all sides.
  3. Cut each piece of bacon in half.
  4. Wrap the coated shrimp in the bacon slices and secure the bacon with toothpicks. Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp in a broiling pan that has been lined with aluminum foil.
  5. Spread the remaining chili-lime mixture on the outside of the bacon-wrapped shrimp.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the bacon is crisp.
2

Bacon-wrapped barbecue chicken

Bacon-wrapped barbecue chicken

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 12 chicken breast tenders
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 toothpicks

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut each slice of bacon in half. Working one at a time, wrap the chicken tenders with bacon and secure the bacon with toothpicks.
  3. Pour barbecue sauce into a shallow bowl and dip the bacon-wrapped tenders until they're well-coated.
  4. Cover a broiler pan with aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Place the tenders in the broiler pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.
3

Jalapeño bacon poppers

Jalapeño bacon poppers

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 12 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half with seeds removed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 24 toothpicks

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice the jalapeños in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to remove seeds and stems.
  3. Load up the jalapeño pepper halves with cream cheese.
  4. Reconnect the halves of each jalapeño by wrapping a slice of bacon around them and securing them with a toothpick.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the bacon in crisp.
4

Bacon-wrapped stuffed dates

Bacon-wrapped stuffed dates

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices bacon, cut in thirds
  • 36 dates
  • 4 ounces blue cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Slice the dates in half lengthwise and stuff them with blue cheese.
  4. Close the dates and wrap each one with a third of a slice of bacon, securing them with toothpicks.
  5. Place the bacon-wrapped dates in a pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Turn the dates over and cook for 20 more minutes or until the bacon is crisp.
5

Bacon-wrapped sea scallops

Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops

Makes 7 servings

Ingredients:

  • 10 large sea scallops, cut in half
  • 10 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper in a cup. Use a pastry brush to baste the scallop halves with the mixture.
  4. Wrap each scallop in half a slice of bacon. Secure the bacon with toothpicks.
  5. Arrange the bacon-wrapped scallops on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.

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